THEATRE REVIEW: We Will Rock You

Running at Millennium Forum, 21-26 October

The very foundations of the Millennium Forum were rocking on opening night of the brand new production of hit musical We Will Rock You.

The award winning show, which runs until Saturday, incorporating the songs of Queen and written by Ben Elton, had the audience captivated from the first note. We could not contain our enthusiasm as we rose to our feet, singing, clapping and cheering in appreciation of a wonderful performance.

The original show has played in over 19 countries, and to over 16 million people. I lost myself in the various hit songs, as did the audience, whose participation was encouraged by the cast. We clapped along, stamped out feet and laughed at the numerous funny one liners which were littered throughout the show.

The staging was magical, the graphics adding an almost surreal effect to the stage, and the lighting helping transport us to the future, where the story is set.

I challenge anyone not to enjoy this production. With the performance of 24 classic Queen songs woven into a futuristic tale and performed by a cast who have talent and energy in abundance. It's a feel good show, an extravaganza of song and dance, a tonic for the soul. 

It is no surprise that the original production was in the top twenty longest running musicals in the West End, and in 2011 it won a Laurence Olivier Audience Award for Most Popular Show, amongst other accolades.

Taking on the role of our hero, Galileo, was Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical / The Commitments) who was joined by Elena Skye (Les Misérables / Kinky Boots) as Scaramouche. They had superb natural chemistry and were joined by a cast with strength in depth. Supervillain Killer Queen was performed superbly by Jenny O’Leary (Heathers The Musical / Rent), but still, the head of the Globalsoft Corporation could not escape the Power of Rock.

Don't miss this opportunity to be rocked to the core, and come out of the Millenium Forum feeling like you could rock you own world to the musical backdrop of Queen. I want to be back tomorrow night, and the next night, and the next…

We Will Rock You runs at the Millennium Forum until Saturday 26th October with tickets priced from £22 and available here

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